Horsham Rural City Council has appointed Ms Brenda Wellman as the new Director of the Horsham Regional Art Gallery (HRAG) after the departure of long-term Director, Mr Adam Harding. Brenda commenced in the role last week.
Ms Wellman has extensive skills and experience working for regional galleries. Her tenure includes time with the Albury Regional Art Gallery from 2002 to 2009 and from 2011 to 2017 she has coordinated successful exhibitions and associated programs at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
Ms Wellman has recently completed a 12-month secondment at National Exhibitions Touring Support (NETS) Victoria. Working with NETS Victoria gave Ms Wellman the opportunity to oversee strategic projects and exhibitions at numerous regional galleries, including Horsham.
“I’ve always been impressed with Horsham and how the gallery was responsive to its community, and how it encourages local artists to be actively involved in its exhibitions and special programs. The reputation of the gallery was also a factor, the gallery is on par with larger galleries and I hope that I continue to maintain this reputation” she said.
Horsham Rural City Council’s Director, Community and Wellbeing Mr Kevin O’Brien “We welcome Brenda to the team and we look forward to her sharing and developing a new vision for the Gallery and supporting the presentation and diversity of Australian art and design practice for our gallery” he said.
The PGAV extends our congratulations to Brenda and the team at HRAG!
Image credit: Brenda Wellman, the new Gallery Director at Horsham Regional Art Gallery. Photograph: Luke Hobbs.